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May 2017
$8 - $12

The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck

May 27 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on September 16, 2017 at 10:30am

One event on September 17, 2017 at 10:30am

Set in Africa, China and our own Central Park, The Princess, The Emperor, and The Duck retells storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s world-famous fairy tales — The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling — bringing the Theatre to life with new marionettes and hand painted scenery. Guided by a narrating Owl, audience members fly into each story with the original tales that teach important life lessons still relevant to children today….

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Free

It’s My Park at Highbridge Park

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with NYC Mountain Bike Association to help with trail maintenance at Highbridge Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you! We will meet at thr Highbridge Pump Track 190th Street and Ft. George Avenue.  

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June 2017
Free

It’s My Park at Union Square Park

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, make Union Square Park bloom! Join the Union Square Partnership on Saturday, June 3rd from 10 AM – 1 PM to celebrate our park. Take part in fun for the whole family with children’s activities including a planting area, face painting, refreshments and more. And, stick around for our historical 90 minute walking tour, beginning at 2 PM. Volunteers should meet near the Abraham Lincoln Statue along the 16th Street Transverse.  For more information, please…

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Free

Mavis Staples / Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely Good Music

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

American soul & gospel icon with hold-nothing-back, post-modern R&B sensations

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Free

CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Pelham Fritz Recreation

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her. The…

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Free

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Metropolitan Opera stars perform an evening of arias & duets from some of opera’s most beloved works featuring soprano Susanna Phillips, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, and tenor Stephen Costello, joined by pianist Dan Saunders….

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Free

CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Jackie Robinson

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her. The…

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Free

Yiddish Soul featuring The Klezmatics / Zusha / The Maccabeats / Special Guest Cantors: Chaim David Berson and Yanky Lemmer / Emcee: Nachum Segal presented in association with The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cantorial classics and new Yiddish music from contemporary Chassidic artists

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$55

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Internationally celebrated & Grammy award-winning musician Elvis Costello, on the “Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers” tour…

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Free

Laura Mvula / Taylor McFerrin & Marcus Gilmore / Blue Lab Beats in association with Jill Newman Productions and The Blue Note Jazz Festival

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Pioneering British vocalist, composer of contemporary orchestral funk and two new projects of groundbreaking futuristic jazz, soul and hip-hop

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CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Bennett Park

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnaval gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.…

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City Parks Foundation Gala Concert & Dinner

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

GALA CONCERT & DINNER HONORING MICHAEL L. REINERT, ESQ. AND CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE. Held under the stars at SummerStage in Central Park, the City Parks Foundation Gala honors Michael L. Reinert, Esq., a partner at Fox Rothchild, LLP., with the ‘People and Parks Award’ and celebrates the music of David Bowie with performances by “Sound and Vision: The Music of David Bowie” and surprise guests….

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Free

Fête de la Musique: Wax Tailor / Her / Ayo / Ala.Ni

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An evening of French contemporary talent and genres ranging from hip-hop to soul and pop

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Free

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Rising star singers perform favorite arias & duets in a program presented by the Met Opera …

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Free

Robert Glasper Experiment / Phony Ppl / Tank and The Bangas presented by the Blue Note Jazz Festival

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grammy winning jazz and R&B icon meets rising Brooklyn soul collective and NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Concerts winner

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Korea GAYOJE: Year of the Ox / SsingSsing / Coreyah in association with the Korean Cultural Center New York

June 26 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Korea GAYOJE (‘music festival’) blending traditional Korean sounds with glam rock, contemporary world music & hip-hop

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Free

Freedom Party® NYC 14-Year Anniversary

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

NYC’s legendary old-school dance party comes to Central Park

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July 2017
Free

The Bridge: Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks with Catherine Russell / Avalon Jazz Band / Aurora Nealand presented by the French Mission du Centenaire of WWI, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and New York Hot Jazz Festival

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A celebration of Parisian and New York Hot Jazz, Swing & Ragtime in commemoration of WWI and the cross pollination of French and US culture

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Bob Moses / Poolside in association with Meanred

July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Moody, deep house with genuine singing, songwriting and live daytime disco and California-influenced duo…

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CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Al Smith Playground

July 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her. The…

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$39.50 - $45

Umphrey’s McGee / Aqueous

July 7 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs. Umphrey’s McGee Arguably the hardest working jam band in the biz. The Umphrey’s McGee juggernaut has performed over 100 shows each year, for the last 18 years (for perspective, the band itself is now old enough to vote). While in the same categorization of jam bands as Phish and their improvisational ilk, this Indiana-bred pack of skilled musicians…

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Free

Totó La Momposina / Mariachi Flor de Toloache

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Long-awaited NYC return of Colombia’s Latin-Grammy Queen of cumbia, chadé, bullerengue, mapalé & porro with NYC’s first all-female mariachi band…

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Free

Buffy Sainte-Marie / A Tribe Called Red / Iskwé

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

First Nation singer, songwriter, social activist and folk pioneer joined by electronic powwow DJs

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Free

UCB All Stars feat. Sasheer Zamata

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Veteran performers from New York’s iconic comedy troupe improvise alongside SNL cast member Sasheer Zamata

Featuring 6pm panel “Only in New York: Funny Women” with Sarah Maslin Nir in association with the Museum of the City of New York…

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Free

Mon Laferte / Princess Nokia / ÌFÉ in association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Alt-Chilean songstress with NYC-underground tribal hip-hop and Afro-Caribbean electronica

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